Dennis Baxley is State Senator for District 12, which includes all of Sumter and parts of Marion and Lake Counties. Dennis has spent his entire adult life fighting for the strong conservative values we cherish. As a husband, father, small businessman, and former Speaker Pro Tem of the Florida House of Representatives, Dennis has earned a reputation for standing by his convictions and fighting for what is right.
Even as Florida's economy improves, there is more to do to make sure everyone enjoys the opportunity to prosper. As an experienced job creator in his family business, Dennis has the right background to develop policies that free the private sector from the burden of government interference and allow people to get back to work to build a solid future for their families.
Dennis's commitment to serving his fellow Floridians helped him rise to the position of Speaker Pro Tem, the number two leadership position in the Florida House. He knows how to get things done in Tallahassee without sacrificing his integrity and values. His record of service continues in the Florida Senate, where he serves as Chair of the Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee and Vice Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee.
His experience, commitment to public service, and strong principles make him the ideal servant-leader for representing District 12 in the Florida Senate.